Development in the Dressing of Super Abrasive Grinding Wheels
Harder workpiece materials and increased efficiency requirements for grinding processes make the use of super abrasive grinding wheels indispensable. This paper presents newly developed processes for the dressing of super abrasive grinding wheels. The different bond systems of grinding wheels require distinct dressing process. In this paper, dressing processes for metal and vitrified bonded grinding wheels are investigated. It introduces the method of electro contact discharge dressing for the conditioning of metal-bonded, fine-grained multilayer grinding wheels. A description of the essential correlation between dressing parameters and the material removal rate of the bond material is presented. The considered parameters are the dressing voltage, the limitation of the dressing current and the feed as well as the infeed of the electrode. For the grinding of functional microgroove structures, multiroof profiles with microscopic tip geometries are dressed onto the grinding wheel. For this, a profile roller in combination with a special shifting strategy is applied on finegrained vitrified bonded grinding wheels.
B. Denkena et al., "Development in the Dressing of Super Abrasive Grinding Wheels", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 404, pp. 1-10, 2009